Bangor, Maine News Update: May 9, 2018
The man accused of killing two people whose bodies were found inside a burning box truck in Bangor says he and the two victims were drinking together the night before they died and he got upset when Michael Bridges threatened to hit Desiree York. John De St Croix says when he found Bridges passed out in the back of the truck, he set a fire nearby before realizing that York was also in the vehicle. Authorities say it was De St Croix who called 911 and that the couple died of asphyxiation
Police in York County are looking for a couple and a child, describing the man as a possibly armed, violent felon. DHHS officials went to the Hollis home of Vincent Cole and Natasha West on May 6th for a family safety assessment and found the trio had fled. Anyone who knows about their whereabouts or sees their vehicle, a gray Chevy Malibu with Maine Agriculture plates 557ANW is asked to contact the State Police or call 911.
The University of Maine is using a petting zoo to help students get through finals. Actually, it’s just a herd of goats that students can feed and visit with. Assistant Director of Student activities Brittney Smith told WABI-TV that goats are popular and all over the internet and can help cheer students who are dealing with stress.
The Annual Three Rivers Kiwanis Sebec River Canoe and Kayak Race is coming up on Saturday, May 19th, with the proceeds to benefit Kiwanis projects like Hooked on Fishing, Terrific Kids, and the Secret Santa program. The Reading Room in Sebec Village will open at 8:30 that day for registration and orientation starts at 10. Find more information on the Sebec River Canoe Race Facebook page.